WSU HD 300 - Final Exam Study Guide (10 pages)

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Washington State University
Hd 300 - child abuse and neglect

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HD 300 1nd Edition Exam 3 Study Guide Units 15 22 Units 15 through 22 Memory and Child Witnesses What other factors can alter memories Children view adults as a credible and competent sources of information may try to conform to make their answers fit what they think the questioner wants when asked a question more than once Suggestion fishing Be familiar with the various levels long term short term etc and types infantile flashbulb implicit explicit etc of memory Levels of Memory o Perception individual senses or perceives something o Short term memory 15 30 seconds o Decision conscious or unconscious on what to retain o Intermediate memory 30 seconds o Long term memory Some things get stored here but we are unaware that they are May last a lifetime May change over time but usually pretty set May not be able to access it readily Types of Memory o Infantile memory Inability to remember early memories or events that occurred very early in life Memories are not encoded in long term memory Piaget Other researchers claim that earliest memories are either Encoded differently and therefore not remembered They are there but no retrieval mechanism o Implicit memory Represent earliest fundamental neural system functioning Unconscious but affect behavior without us understanding why o Explicit Memory Can be immediately recalled How we can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing at a specific point in time Flashbulb Memory an incident so profound that it is captured like a picture in our memories o Psychological defense mechanisms Suppression A conscious decision to put the memory on the back burner The memory maybe manifest in other behaviors such as promiscuity eating disorders etc Its like a computer icon Repression Unconscious o The event is so traumatic that the psyche cannot deal with it It is forgotten but is stored in the brain somewhere These events may also be manifest in behaviors but the person has no recollection of past events The memory may appear

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